More QA Birthday Postcards + a Giveaway

10 Nov 2011

It has been so much fun looking at all the thoughtful and creative postcards Quilting Arts readers have sent to our offices to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Quilting Arts. A huge thank you to everyone who sent one in! Thinking back on all the postcards that have arrived over the past year has me pondering how quickly 2011 has flown by and how, before I know it, it's going to be 2012. Luckily, there are many things I'm looking forward in 2012: new issues of Quilting Arts magazine (Stay tuned, we've got some great artists, amazing art quilts, and exciting articles lined up!), continuing to interact with QA readers through reader challenges and on our forums, and planning a few art quilting projects of my own.art quilting; quilting arts calendar

So before the months of November and December are gone, I thought I'd share a few more QA birthday postcards. I will also be giving away a 2012 Quilting Arts calendar to a randomly chosen commenter. To participate, simply leave a comment below describing your favorite art quilting memory from 2011. I will randomly pick a winner on November 18th, 2011.  To learn more about the Quilting Arts 2012 calendar click here.

Happy quilting!

Ellen

art quilt postcard; minature art quilt

Kimberley Cartwright

art quilt postcard; minature art quilt

Sarah Riener

art quilt postcard; minature art quilt

Melissa Dawson

art quilt postcard; minature art quilt

Robin Boyter

art quilt postcard; minature art quilt

Gail Rodgers


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SewLindaAnn wrote
on 10 Nov 2011 8:39 PM

My favorite art quilting memory was recent, so I actually remember. I did some free motion drawing on a Fall themed potholder for a swap. It was so much fun to just go with it!

on 12 Nov 2011 2:30 PM

My favorite art quilt memory from 2011 has to be Susan Brubaker Knapp's art quilts based upon her photos of Silver Springs, Florida.  Her various bird art quilts are beautiful and realistic.  

My second favorite memory is the whimisical artfabrik mini quilts made by Laura W. and some of her students.

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely calendar..

susanherzog wrote
on 12 Nov 2011 7:37 PM

I'm not quite as adventurous as many of your contributors.

 My favorite art quilt moment from 2011 was combining 20 (there were not enough jelly rolls to go around) different  fabrics (that I would never normally consider combining) for a Chinese coins quilt, and doing it within 15 minutes.   I was quite pleased with the results, and now look at fabric combinations very differently.  

My second favorite moment was using the rotary cutter to cut curves freehand, and then sewing fabrics back together into  asymmetrical blocks.  

I am looking forward to trying out silk screening and gel plates.  

I love learning about all the different ideas and techniques, and wish you could publish monthly.  Thank you for all the wonderful articles you put together each issue.

CC in WI wrote
on 14 Nov 2011 3:05 PM

My favorite quilting art memory this year was having one of my pieces shown in an art show.

I would love to win a calendar.

on 14 Nov 2011 3:08 PM

My favorite moments of 2011 have to be the taping of QA TV Series 800 and 900 and my workshop DVD.  What an experience that was!  Not just the taping but meeting so many wonderful artists and seeing their work first-hand.

I saw the artwork for the calendar in Houston, and it was stunning, so the calendar would be a great addition to my growing collection of ones to keep.  

Thanks for the give-away

Ana

in2quilting wrote
on 14 Nov 2011 7:12 PM

Sewing friends are the best memories

in2quilting wrote
on 14 Nov 2011 7:12 PM

Sewing friends are the best memories

in2quilting wrote
on 14 Nov 2011 7:14 PM

Sewing friends are the best memories

Lindy101 wrote
on 14 Nov 2011 7:27 PM

One of my fav memories in 2011 art quilting was having a piece I showed on QA's Share your quilt and fiber art page referred to as ART! Such affirmation keeps the fires fed!

bybethstudio wrote
on 14 Nov 2011 10:17 PM

My favorite memory was having my owl postcard published in QA Magazine. :) YIPPEE!!!

bybethstudio wrote
on 14 Nov 2011 10:17 PM

My favorite memory was having my owl postcard published in QA Magazine. :) YIPPEE!!!

on 15 Nov 2011 8:06 AM

My favorite art quilting memory for the year was completing a completely original, mixed fiber, art quilt using techniques I've never seen anyone else doing.  A good feeling as an artist!  

jimbel wrote
on 15 Nov 2011 10:59 AM

I enjoyed expanding my ideas of quiltmaking to include mixed media, no batting (rebel!), and metal embelishments.  the journey continues!!

kjheaverlo wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:19 AM

My favorite memory is a recent one. I finally got around to making my Quilt Diva wall hanging. She is styled after me, using my favorite colors, treasures/memories from friends along with my favorite things. She is just plain WILD and I love her! She hangs by my sewing machine and she received a Blue Ribbon at the fair this year!

DianneR wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 3:18 PM

Aside from the pleasure derived from watching every QATV episode at least once and reading each magazine cover to cover I would have to say that this year's favourite art quilting memory is finally taking the time to draw/doodle/sketch in my journal so that some of the ideas floating around in my head have the possibility of coming to fuition. Until Quilting Arts I lived in the "I can't draw so why would I keep a sketching or idea journal" camp. It turns out I can draw. I'm no Picasso but I can sketch my ideas and dreams. Thanks and Happy Birthday!!

LisaF@12 wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 3:36 PM

My fave art quilt moment - not just one but playing with lutradur and TAP!!! So much fun!

jacadams wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 4:08 PM

My favorite memory is going to happen as soon as my book of the Best of Quilting Arts arrives. I can't wait!

quilter422 wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 4:26 PM

making my first mixed media fiber art piece, using techniques i learned in susan brubaker knapp's surface design madness class.

pmpatty wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 4:28 PM

My favorite quilting memory was when I finish my first quilt on my new HQAvante18 I received for my birthday in April and then this fall my hubby had the Pro-Stitcher wrapped and lessons planned. This time the card was for EVERY holiday the next few years! What a memory!

MBQUILTER wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 4:31 PM

I'm not a big art quilter, I'm more into the traditional piecing.  But I do enjoy LOOKING at art quilts.  We have severatl in my guild that have made some fantastic art quilts.

holski wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 4:32 PM

My favorite art quilting memory of 2011 was putting all my gel printed houses together into a wall hanging and finishing all the machine and hand embellishing it. i love it. ( is don't always love my work!)

VickieC@3 wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 6:06 PM

My favorite art quilt moment was when I finally cut into my  Kaffe Fassett fat quarters that I have been holding and looking at for a couple of years to start an art quilt!

JMdPT wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 6:53 PM

My favorite quilting moment was when my husband got excited about seeing a t-shirt quilt.  Isn't it amzaing how simple things are sometimes.

AliceA wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 8:04 PM

My favorite memory is when Quilting Arts came to the Houston International Quilt Festival the first time.  Sad little booth, some pins but a whole lot of enthusiasm by this wacky woman who never stopped smiling with these huge teeth.  And so my journey began.  Thanks!!!!

on 18 Nov 2011 5:57 AM

I love doing leaf prints and then free motion stitch around them!

bettina mays wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:47 PM

I do a great deal of art quilting and cherish all the new ideas of, "quilting arts magazines". But, my favorite memory this year was, I made a special art quilt for my Stepmother. She was nearly blind and passing away from chronic COPD. I made her a quilt with a fabric that had craky old lady jokes on it for humor in squares then I added encouraging prayers and scriptures inbetween on white. With some squares of embroidered pictures. I also added a very special square of buttons so she could feel them. Her daughter who had passed the year before of cervical cancer loved and collected buttons. I told her that was Brenda's square and I entitled it her Love quilt. She said everywhere she went it brightened up the faces in the room. I could not be with her but I had my arms around her in my quilt and she was never alone. That thought blessed my heart.

She passed last month my dad tried to give it back but I told hime he had to find an admrer of it to pass it to that was ill. So he did.

on 11 Dec 2011 10:36 PM

My favorite quilting memory from Quilting Arts was the article by Bonnie Wedge demonstrating the use of metal from soda cans to embellish art quilts. I rushed out any bought my first pair of tin snips. What a terrific inspiration.

on 11 Dec 2011 10:36 PM

My favorite quilting memory from Quilting Arts was the article by Bonnie Wedge demonstrating the use of metal from soda cans to embellish art quilts. I rushed out any bought my first pair of tin snips. What a terrific inspiration.